This is a survey course designed to bring students to a better understanding of Christian faith and the life of the Church. The course begins with a unit on St. Ignatius of Loyola and the Society of Jesus. Students then learn about their own spiritual development, the meaning of faith and religious expression, the history of Judaism, and the roots of Christianity. Freshmen then study the mission and message of Jesus, and how the community of the church developed in response to the Gospel. The course helps students develop the attitude of openness needed for further religious study.